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  • What sort of profession in the wizarding world would you choose and why? I think I’d like to be a Hit Wizard. Everyone seems to want to be an Auror, and justly so seeing as they seem to have almost unlimited power. When I was younger I used to want to be on a SWAT team but it turns out I’m just not quite built to handle such physical rigors. With the help of magic, I could indeed join the wizarding version of SWAT. Not to mention, Hit Wizards seem to only go after criminals, not specifically dark wizards and it stands to reason it would be possible to use dark magic but not be a criminal. Things just aren’t that black and white.

  • If you could teach one class at Hogwarts, what would it be and why? Probably History of Magic. I’m a sucker for history in real life and I can only imagine wizarding history would be just as (if not more) fascinating. Studying history is integral to understanding culture. While it importantly promotes critical reading and writing, it also allows educated individuals to recognize patterns and avoid similar mistakes. I don’t think I’d be a particularly good teacher though, because even though it runs in my family, I don’t have the patience for it. Especially children aged 11 to 17.

  • This year, The TriWizard Tournament is being held once again and you're of age. Do you put your name in the Goblet? Why or why not? Oh, hell no. I used to play sports in middle/senior school, but I was never very aggressive. When things got too competitive I tended to back down instead of step up. I’d certainly watch the competitions and heckle the competitors I don’t support (I love watching American football and ice hockey) but I wouldn’t seek the limelight of the competition itself. There are safer ways to get attention and money.

  • If you could choose your animagus form, what would it be and why? I’m tempted to say some kind of bird (I adore owls), but magic makes flying easy without having to use an animagus form. I love frogs and crabs (I’m a Cancer) but neither seem very useful and both are frequently eaten by humans. If I were to put my effort into animagus training, it would be for something useful, maybe something dangerous, something I could use for defense. But then I realized my personality doesn’t particularly match the things I’d really want to be. Instead, I think I’d probably be a shrew. If people know anything about me, my reputation probably precedes me. I’m fixed on my own goals, a bit of an asshole and more than a little crude. I don’t seek to make enemies, but I don’t try to hide who I am either.

  • What HP character do you identify with most and why? Hard question. I’ve been active in HP RPGs for several years and I’ve experimented with various characters, from Severus Snape to Anthony Goldstein to Antonin Dolohov. When role-playing I prefer the unknown characters so that I can flesh them out any way I desire. I love the Death Eaters and I’m always trying to figure out who in their right mind would submit to a lunatic. They can’t all be low-life scum and although their motives may be selfish, I’ve never cared for JKR’s portrayal of evil. But I suppose to pick a minor character would be cheating.

    So, ignore that tangent. If I had to choose a fairly main character I suppose it would be Minerva McGonagall. She’s strict, loyal to her house, determined, and clever. But she’s also not afraid to put her foot down when things are out of hand and (after reading Deathly Hallows) quite handy in a fight.

  • What would you see if you looked into the Mirror of Erised? Christian Bale. Maybe. I don’t think it would be anything like seeing my family around me, or being surrounded by friends, or even lumps of gold. My interests and happiness are flighty. Sometimes all I really want is a candy bar or one last cigarette. Then sometimes I’m consumed with the fear that I won’t graduate college this upcoming May. My interests are definitely materialistic and usually impractical so I have a hunch the mirror would show different things at different times. But maybe if I looked in the mirror today it would be a husband, and a child more successful than I.

  • If you won a million dollars, how would you spend it? I’d purchase a black Porsche Carrera GT. Then I’d invest the other half in stocks.

  • What was your ideal job as a kid? Has that changed? What is your ideal job now? Actually, the earliest job I could remember wanting to have was to bag groceries at my local grocery store. When I was young this particular grocery store allowed you to bring in your own paper bags and they’d give you a discount on your purchases. As the paper bags got worn out from use they became soft and felty and I imagined fitting groceries in so perfectly. It became evident not too long afterward that one could not make a comfortable living bagging groceries so I thought more loftier of becoming an astronaut. That was quickly dashed when I heard astronauts had to get shots to go into space. Then I thought maybe I’d like to be a housewife because my mother was and I thought all she did all day long was watch television. That sounded like a pretty good gig. It still does. By senior school I wanted to be a sex therapist, but college taught me I’m really too lazy to get either a PhD or an MD. Right now, a senior in college, I work at a six pack shop over the holidays and although my current plans are becoming a beer rep for a craft brew, I’d like to ultimately start my own microbrewery. Or maybe be one of those people the History Channel interviews. Or maybe go back to school for museum and archival studies. Or marry a billionaire. So I guess the only real goal is having some nice money.

  • If you were able to invent one spell, potion, or charm, what would it do, what would you use it for or how would you use it, and what would you call it? I have a very addictive personality- not that people get addicted to me, but I tend to get easily addicted to things. This addiction makes me annoyingly prone to destructive decisions and then I have difficulty recovering from my mistakes. So I wish I had some kind of potion I could take before being faced with something I might get messed up with, anything from skipping class to using inappropriate language in front of complete strangers. It would give me the pleasure I would have received from the stupid action without actually going through with the action. Like the high you get from riding roller coasters. I think I'd simply call it "Alternate Euphoria."

  • If you were to face a boggart, what would it turn into? And what does it turn into when you throw the counter-spell, Riddikulus? A clown. I hate clowns, even ones not particularly scary-looking. I don’t remember ever having a particularly frightening incident as a child, but something must have happened because I just cannot tolerate them. Riddikulus would turn the clown into Chuck Norris because, seriously, can you get any more ridiculous?

  • What do you look for in a friend? Independence, high alcohol tolerance, a sense of humor, willing occasionally to listen. I like my female friends not to be needy or particularly girly. I mostly need friends who don’t mind when I say rude things, who appreciate my honesty and who have my back when things get weird. I’m very much my own person, brash and tactless so I need thick skinned friends who enjoy a harsher sense of humor.

  • What trait most annoys you about other people? Sycophantic individuals. People who tell people what they want to hear. I don’t think every sycophantic individual is particularly servile and perhaps some people do it in an attempt to genuinely be helpful but lying or refusing to engage in debate is not particularly helpful. If you disagree, tell me. I might not agree with you and I might think your opinion is stupid, but at least the dissenting opinion makes me reevaluate my own. That way I cover any potential flaws or holes in plans.

  • What do you think are your top five abilities or qualities?
    I adore trying new things. I’m working on my student pilot’s license, I love taking new languages, and I love learning about different things (brewing, Roman history, masculinity).
    I’m honest. Blunt and brutal. I find it very rewarding to have a friend approach me with a question knowing I’ll give the answer to them straight.
    I don’t stop until I get what I want. Otherwise known as persistence, I’m not afraid to do what I have to do to get my own way. I know it’s more about who you know, not what you know, and that the system can be manipulated as needed.
    Quick-witted. I’m not the funniest person around, by far, but I have a knack for maintaining moral or cheering someone up with my self-deprecating humor. Or conversely, making occasional digs at people I know my friends don’t care for.
    Social networking. In other words, I’m decent at schmoozing.

  • What do you think are your top five weaknesses or worst qualities?
    Low self-esteem. It frequently inhibits me from having a good time when I go out with my friends. It even hurts my participation grade in my classes.
    Jealousy. I think I’m growing out of my jealousy, but it’s certainly something I still deal with. My jealousy is mostly superficial. Stems from my low self-esteem.
    Little self-control. This runs the gamut of destructive behavior, and maintaining a filter on my mouth. If I can afford it, no matter how superfluous, I’ll take advantage of it.
    Close minded. I’m set in my opinions and it takes more than just someone telling me something new to change my opinion. I’m economically conservative and despite my intended degree, socially moderate. But my interests are frequently hypocritical to this stance.
    Vindictive. I have maintained grudges from lower school. When things don’t go my way, I’m prone to broodiness. I frequently fantasize about exacting revenge on those who have wronged me. Most importantly I have no problem spreading rumors about those who have hurt me- on any level. As my senior school English teacher once told me, I’m acerbic. And I took that as a compliment.

  • Define in your own words the following key traits:

    • Courage: The ability to follow your own pursuits in the face of an angry majority.
    • Loyalty: Sticking by someone or something to the death, in need be.
    • Intelligence: Quick witted, well-read but probably low on common sense.
    • Ambition: Reaching one’s goals by any means necessary.


  • Name: Amanda
  • Age: 21
  • Where did you find out about us? Reading through some comments in a random LJ community. Don't recall which now.

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